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FL Senate poised to pass a bill requiring parental consent for teenagers seeking an...

After rejecting more than 20 amendments advanced by Democrats on Wednesday, the Florida Senate is ready to vote next week on a bill requiring...
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Deadly China-borne coronavirus scares some Floridians; Miami International screening travelers

A deadly and mysterious virus plaguing China has made its way to the United States, with five confirmed cases in the country but none...

Interfaith coalition speaks out against proposed abortion restrictions: ‘We won’t go back’

As a young nurse, Minerva Velez-Glidden's first patient was a 14-year-old girl infected with sepsis following a botched attempt to terminate a pregnancy. The...
preemption

Progressives condemn the state’s conservative attacks on home rule

Labor representatives, environmentalists, LGBTQ supporters, and others gathered in the Capitol Thursday to condemn legislative attacks on home rule that are killing progressive policies...

‘It’s a real loss for survivors.’ Domestic violence law stalled in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON — For decades, the Violence Against Women Act was an issue that could transcend partisan politics on Capitol Hill.Not anymore.The landmark law —...

FL Senate panel backs new abortion restrictions on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade

On the 47th anniversary of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling establishing a woman’s right to an abortion, a divided Florida Senate committee on...

Dignity for incarcerated pregnant women: Lawmakers push for reforms

Advocates for pregnant women inmates came to the state Capitol Tuesday to retell the traumatic story of Tammy Jackson, an inmate at the Broward...
gay, pride, LGBTQ

Republican legislation could wipe out LGBTQ protections, gay-rights advocates say

The day before the Florida Legislature began its 2020 session, lawmakers filed legislation making it a felony for a doctor to provide medical help...

FL Surgeon General defends past “reports about sexual harassment and some impropriety,” as senators...

With state senators weighing his confirmation, Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees strongly defended his background Wednesday, saying “what has been reported truly is mischaracterization...

Parental consent bill for teens seeking abortions now moving in the FL Senate

A bill requiring teenagers to have parental consent before obtaining an abortion moved ahead in the Florida Senate on Wednesday.In a 3-2 vote, with...

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